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Company TownIn what could almost be considered a skirmish at CinemaCon, panelists discuss whether to allow texting in movie theaters....
China bought $91.9-billion worth of U.S. goods last year, including boatloads of medical devices, precious metals and electrical equipment. But when it comes to America's most celebrated cultural export — Hollywood movies — crossing China's...
Company TownIf the film business is akin to playing poker, two Hollywood studios are making bets on a hand they haven’t yet been dealt. Lionsgate and Sony Pictures have announced release dates for sequels to “The Hunger Games” and “The...
Los Angeles TimesFans of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir-turned-movie "Eat Pray Love" won't have to settle for a dog-eared book or a ticket stub as the only mementos of their literary and cinematic journeys through Italy, India and Bali. A massive amount of related merchandise...
The Big PictureMy colleague Ben Fritz, the Obi-Wan Kenobi of box-office reporters, has been keeping track of the gloomy box-office news for Hollywood's end-of-the-year releases, noting that the flops ("Gulliver's Travels" and "How Do You Know") and the underperformers...
The Big PictureU.S. movie flops like 'Gulliver's Travels' are big hits around the world -- what's going on?...
Company TownSony Pictures desperately wanted to release the DVD of the Michael Jackson concert movie 'This Is It' for the holiday shopping season, but backed down after movie theater owners balked that it was too soon following the film's theatrical premiere.......
The Hero ComplexHere's an interesting report from Lily Kuo, writing for the Los Angeles Times from Beijing. "Welcome to the People's Republic of China," declares an officer of the People's Liberation Army as he crisply salutes an American novelist (played by John......
Company TownAfter amassing more than $2 billion in global ticket sales, âAvatarâ seems like the last film that would get a financial boost from todayâs Oscar nominations. But Academy Award recognition can bring surprising benefits to even the least ne...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPINK is the new black, 50 is the new 40 and, when it comes to summer movies, Wednesday has become the new Friday. Between now and Labor Day, the major studios and several independent distributors will release more than half a dozen new films on a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore a single frame of "Spider-Man 2" was shot, Sony Pictures Entertainment launched a global effort to protect its summer blockbuster from piracy. During production, daily film footage was locked overnight in vaults. When Sony conducted preview...
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